Regulations Galore – YMB Podcast E63

Bitcoin on the Isle of Man

This is episode 63 of You, Me, and BTC, the planet's most entertaining Bitcoin podcast!

We're kicking things off this week with some discussion about the Isle of Man. The small, self-governed island has long been an attractive center for tech and finance startups because of low taxes and a healthy digital infrastructure. It will soon have a regulatory framework for digital currencies, so some expect it to become a Bitcoin paradise, but we're …

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Net Neutrality and Bitcoin – Bits & Pieces #18

Net Neutrality and Bitcoin

Net neutrality has been an insanely hot topic recently. I've always been proud of the overlap between the Bitcoin and liberty-loving communities, but the net neutrality debate has been an important reminder that varying opinions exist within both groups. Quite honestly, I was surprised that some of my favorite Bitcoiners would advocate this kind of government regulation.

Net Neutrality Causes Problems

It would be very easy for me to say that all government regulation is …

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Liberty Art at Create – Bitcoin and the Arts #3

All Liberty - Liberty Art at Create

In his never-ending quest to discover and share Bitcoin art and liberty-oriented masterpieces, John Stuart has started exploring Create. The platform was launched just a few weeks ago and aims to provide an exciting space for freedom lovers to share and browse liberty art. With categories for images, music, and film, it's the perfect place for all kinds of beautiful work.

In today's show, John will explain how the service works and why …

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Cody Wilson Makes Waves – YMB Podcast E62

Cody Wilson Liberator

This is episode 62 of You, Me, and BTC, the planet's most entertaining Bitcoin podcast!

Cody Wilson is a Bitcoin lover and cryptoanarchist with a number of well-known projects. He recently tried to become a board member of the Bitcoin Foundation and promised to completely dissolve the organization if he succeeded. He didn't win the election in the end, but we'll chat today about what might have fueled his attitude and whether or not we …

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Big Money Holding Bitcoin – Bits & Pieces #17

Bitcoin Bulls and Bears

The Bitcoin community learned over the last few days that the Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT) will become the world's first publicly traded Bitcoin fund. On one hand, that's pretty darn cool. Lots of people out there might start considering Bitcoin more legitimate when they see that a Bitcoin fund has approval from FINRA and can be listed on exchanges just like stocks. A closer look, however, reveals some details that make me slightly uneasy.…

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Secrets for Sale on Slur – YMB Podcast E61

Slur: Secrets for Sale

This is episode 61 of You, Me, and BTC, the planet's most entertaining Bitcoin podcast!

This week, we're chatting about a crazy new cryptoservice called Slur. It's still in development, but when it's done, it's supposed allow people to anonymously auction off secret information for Bitcoin. There will be all kinds of secrets for sale on Slur It's been dubbed Wikileaks 2.0 and the secrets likely to be found on the market include proprietary …

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Art in the Bitcoin World – Bits & Pieces #16

Bitcoin Art - Bloomberg Businessweek

Some people like to mock art and culture. Certain forms of expression like classical music, poetry, painting, and sculpting probably take more heat than they deserve. I'm not here to tell you that you should love all of that, but I think it's worth considering the power of art, even in the Bitcoin and liberty spheres. Some art might deserve a brief scoff, but as a whole, art is not nearly as obscure as some …

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Cyberheists – YMB Podcast E60

This is episode 60 of You, Me, and BTC, the planet's most entertaining Bitcoin podcast!

This week, we're chatting about two cyberhacks that tell an interesting story. For starters, a Chinese Bitcoin exchange called BTER had about $1.75 million dollars worth of Bitcoin stolen from a cold wallet. That's awful, right? Should this encourage us to start using Bitcoin less because it's so insecure? Probably not, because the second heist is even more shocking.

For …

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